James Taylor Grabs #1 Spot On Album Chart, Adam Lambert & Hilary Duff Land In Top 10
Believe it or not, “You’ve Got A Friend” and “Fire And Rain” singer James Taylor just landed the first Billboard 200-topping album of his six-decade career this week, with 17th studio set Before This World. Taylor released his very first LP, which was self-titled, at the age of 20 in 1968. Before This World moved 97,000 units (96,000 of which were sales) and marks the multiple Grammy winner’s first album of original material since 2002.
This leaves the flurry of last week’s pop releases to fill in the below slots on the chart — three of which made the Top 10, starting with Adam Lambert‘s third LP The Original High at #3 (47,000 units, 42,000 sales). Two notches down, Hilary Duff‘s first studio release since 2007, Breathe In. Breathe Out., arrives with 39,000 units (33,000).
The last new arrival in the Top 10 this week is Nate Ruess‘ debut solo album Grand Romantic, at #7 with 31,000 units (28,000 in sales).
The Top 10 of the Billboard 200:
1. James Taylor, Before This World *new* *1 week*
2. Taylor Swift, 1989
3. Adam Lambert, The Original High *new*
4. Ed Sheeran, x
5. Hilary Duff, Breathe In. Breathe Out. *new*
6. Sam Hunt, Montevallo
7. Nate Ruess, Grand Romantic *new*
8. Meghan Trainor, Title
9. Maroon 5, V
10. Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind